Most likely, yes.
Although there are few instances where title insurance may not be worthwhile, in most cases, especially in the Bay Area, title insurance is well worth the (relatively small) investment.
Allow me to elaborate… Continue reading “Do I Need Title Insurance?”
There are many things that can go wrong when buying home. And while I’ve always believed the best way to learn is through experience, most homeowners would probably prefer to avoid costly mistakes at the outset, without having to learn hard lessons firsthand. Here are four common mistakes that immediately come to mind: Continue reading “4 Common Homebuying Mistakes”
Expecting guests over the long weekend but your house is a mess? Don’t sweat! Follow these quick tips to get your home presentable in under 20 minutes.
The mission: Get your home to look presentable and save your guests from a messy home
The strategy: Continue reading “Clean Your House in Just 15 Minutes”
Number of Homes Sold: 96 (+1.1% YOY)… more homes sold
Median Sales Price: $1,376,500 (+3.5% YOY)… higher prices
Average Days on Market: 41 (+24.2% YOY)… homes took longer to sell
… In other words: more homes sold at higher prices, but homes took longer to sell, compared to a year prior.
Number of Homes Sold: 92 (-27% YOY)
Median Sales Price: $989,818 (-5.7% YOY)
Average Days on Market: 54 (+8% YOY)
… In other words: fewer condos sold, at lower prices, and took longer to sell, compared to a year prior.
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Despite the fact that I help people buy and sell real estate for a living, I don’t think homeownership is for everyone. (There, I said it.)
For the most part, I strongly support investing in real estate and homeownership. I think it is an excellent way to build wealth, and provide security and stability in many ways.
However, there are a few reasons why I think buying a home and committing to a 30-year mortgage might not be right for someone*: Continue reading “Is Homeownership Right For You? Maybe.”
Some might think selling a home is pretty straightforward. Yet, all too often, we see homeowners giving away their hard-earned equity when selling. Here are some ways I think homeowners leave too much money on the table — and how you can avoid being one of them: Continue reading “3 Biggest Mistakes When Selling Your Home”
It seems that there are real estate agents everywhere. Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by it every day, but I feel like every time I turn the corner, there is another real estate agent. This feeling is confirmed by the fact that, as of April 2018, there were over 400,000 real estate licensees in California. Given that there are somewhere around 39-40 million Californians, this means there is 1 realtor for every 100 people in California!
It’s a no-brainer that picking a good real estate agent to work with should be a top priority when buying or selling your home. But, with so many choices, how do you pick the right one for you?
Continue reading “Finding the Right Real Estate Agent”